Indians got shafted by PayPal with an 18% GST tax on proceeds

PayPal is taxing payments to India with an 18% tax, per recent changes imposed by the government of India. The GST Tax is an 18% levy to be passed to the government for digital transactions, much like VAT in Europe, and sales tax in the US. Indians are upset, naturally, but for one more reason: […]

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Salman Khan : Indian actor wants to be in a “Go Daddy” movie

Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, television personality and singer. A new dance film to be directed by Remo D’Souza, was meant to be titled Dancing Dad. DNA India reports that the Salman Khan movie is likely to be titled, Go Daddy. That could be very interesting, for obvious reasons: GoDaddy is the world’s biggest […]

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Sedo : Dot .IN auction is live with some of the best domains in India

Sponsored by Sedo.* Sedo has taken its highly anticipated dot .IN domain auction live; more than 100 domains were made available to bid on. The auction list of Indian (.IN) domains contains strong keywords and several acronyms. Out of the 102 .IN domains currently on the Sedo auction, which lasts from June 6 – 13, […]

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Invest in India : Divyank Turakhia on Bloomberg TV

Divyank Turakhia, founder and CEO of Media.net, appeared on the US Edition of “Invest in India” and Bloomberg TV. Along with Shafi Saxena, Chief Brand Officer at News Republic, they are discussing the changing face of media, and the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to the Silicon Valley. Turakhia gives a very educating interview that sheds […]

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Indian domain market and start ups : Do you really own your domains?

Indian start-ups are enjoying an increased availability of angel investment capital, in an emerging market. Many seize this opportunity to spend money on brand development, including the acquisitions of premium domain names. While numbers differ in India in terms of absolute numbers, spending 30% of one’s budget to achieve brand awareness and secure a domain […]

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India: The new Domain Standard is here with “triple dot” and .OOO

Start packing your gTLD bags, .XYZ – there’s a new king in town, or should we say, Raja. With dot .XYZ making all sorts of silly claims about becoming the “new standard” alongside dot .com – maybe standard of freebies – so can anyone else. Indian entrepreneur, Rajiv Sabnis, announced the creative pitch for dot […]

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No porn domains in India

Pornographic domain names are not allowed in India, where an anti-obscenity law instructs domain registrars to block such registrations. In a case involving 36 .in domain names that somehow avoided this blockade, the operators of those active web sites uploaded pornographic movies, making them available to the public. The Times of India mentions that police […]

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Government of India seizes Penis Domain

If you’re an active investor of the Indian TLD .in beware: the Indian government might decide that your domain is used in a manner that’s immoral or obscene. The word “lund” in Hindi means “penis” and apparently to own one in the .in TLD is a crime in India, so Lund.in was recently repossessed by […]

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